Senator Collins announces more than $650…

washington d.c. – US Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee Rankings, announced that nine housing authorities in Maine will receive a total of $657,539 to support low-income renters and homeowners. This funding was provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“Maine housing authorities provide a range of vital services to seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families,” said Senator Collins. “As a ranking member of the Housing Loans Sub-Committee, I remain committed to ensuring that the housing needs of Mainers are met. This funding will help low-income families transition from assisted housing to self-sufficiency.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) The program helps HUD-assisted families obtain employment to increase their income and reduce their reliance on welfare and housing subsidies.

The Housing Counseling Program provides funding to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies that assist tenants and landlords with property maintenance, financial management and literacy, and other issues that may be appropriate to help program clients improve their housing conditions.

Funding will be distributed as follows:

  • Maine State Housing Authority will receive $81,743 through the FSS program and $20,555 through the housing counseling program.

  • Westbrook Housing Authority will receive $51,993 under the FSS program.

  • Old Town Housing Authority will receive $81,420 under the FSS program.

  • Lewiston Housing Authority will receive $85,038 under the FSS program.

  • Caribou Housing Authority will receive $63,191 under the FSS program.

  • Augusta Housing Authority will receive $37,156 under the FSS program.

  • Bangor Housing Authority will receive $81,419 under the FSS program.

  • Brewers Housing Authority will receive $68,500 under the FSS program.

  • Portland Housing Authority will receive $86,524 under the FSS program.

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